Notify me of follow-up comments by email. If A New Comment Is Posted:Do Not Send Email Notifications.Send Email Notification ONLY If Someone Replies To My Comment(s).Send Email Notification Whenever A New Comment Is Posted. I was too afraid to ask her why. It’s true, Anonymous, we have no right to predict the eternal destiny of even the worst of sinners, for God longs to show mercy and grant repentance to all. 37 For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” I never attended HBC except for the one time when we visited several years ago and had to sit out in the foyer as the music was blasted out too loud. Your studies are strong biblical studies. “It has become necessary to issue this statement to clarify issues surrounding why Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, the International Headquarters of Living Faith Church in Ogun State, held church service on Sunday, although with less than half of her regular worshippers. For me, it is because it is time for truth. My husband and I recently left the Calvary Chapel. Just because it’s a “church” building with leaders doesn’t mean that Christ is leading it. Diplomatic wars deepens as three Somalia officials denied…, Peter Ouma Muga speech at Funeral of Prof…, Are Luos Resisting Raila? You are joined with so many ex harvesters that were wounded deeply by what became a toxic culture at HBC. The Jews’ ebb and flow toward God followed a pattern. I believe you are mistaken. Although they preach grace, [they] bring condemnation for everything--from soup to nuts. It never dawned on me that no one from HBC would reach out. I loved his book Vertical Church.

I too had been a part of HBC both as a staff member and member of the church and was there in total over 15 years. On behalf of the staff and pupils of the Kingdom Heritage Model School and staff I give God all the glory because in the course of this one year God has been faithful to us, no life was lost, the Lord kept us all. Earlier, it was stationed along Ngong’ road near prestige plaza.

Some women were still in the middle of the trauma and were still currently attending Harvest. I hate to be James because God judges leadership harsher than the “regular” sinner. When Was Anaximander Born, May Our Lord guide all of us and May His will be done above all else. I’m grateful that the sin of James and the elders/staff who allowed his tyranny to prosper is finally coming to light, so that the abuse can come to an end. Nellie, you know what Lina went through in prep for this how? For four years I have virtually hidden myself in my house or escaped by doing the shopping out of town--alienated, distrustful, and full of the fear of running into the pastor and members of the church. Cleveland Funeral Home, Before the election, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria encourages all Nigerians to vote, and its national president, Mike Okonkwo, supports Obasanjo, as does the Christian Association of Nigeria’s president and primate of the Methodist Church of God, Sunday Mbang. I was there when Ted launched. We are to find our faith and hope in the Message, not the messenger. No shame here for Lina. “However, information has to be strategically disseminated to the grassroot, noting that the Church is a family and not an industry, it is for this reason that enlightenment and sensitization from the Church platform is a most effective way to get people involved in playing their part in terms of prayers and intercessions and not just staying away from Church without knowing what to do. The higher the leadership level was, the more protective of James they were. I honestly would like to do something to stop it, but our experience is that it is a waste of time talking to leadership. Author Responsibilities You can always find a list of all the businesses that you author in your Profile Page under the "Total Authorships" heading … Christians vote mostly for M. K. O. Abiola, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, the southern, Christian-leaning party. 4. Sounds like your faith in self is overwhelming only yourself! They are not calmly declining either.

We never gave up on God because He never gives up on us. I was pleasantly surprised to find that you know each other. How long before we wake up and show the world how Christians are not only different from the world but we are not of the world! After that, I felt like my time was wasted. The Independent East Hampton, The culture of fear is real, soo much so I don’t feel comfortable giving my name as some will know me. I was involved with the Calvary Chapel movement for a number of years. It has helped us tremendously--especially when we left Calvary. Fear is dead life – a remnant of Satan. Also “ I Cor. Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, has finally revealed why fully-packed services was held at its International Headquarters despite a ban on public gathering of 50 people and above in Ogun State. www. Yes Nellie, we are called to bring light on the darkness. This cancer must be excised and as often as is the case in cancer treatment, months of treatment must be involved for health to take place. I’m not on FB, so I didn’t see your post where you extended an invitation to us to meet with you again. German Travellers Will Be Prohibited From Visiting Australian Tourism Destinations for up to 25 Years.

Read the commandment in 1 Timothy 5:19-20 on the correction of Elders who sin, so that other Elders will be afraid to continue sinning against the flock. It has an origin from Nigeria. Thank you for adding your voice to the now chorus of voices calling for a time of judgment and reform. Worshipers are only to go to town and they will be picked and taken to the church. There are dozens if not hundreds of witnesses against many Elders at Harvest all saying the same thing. In the 1999 elections, pentecostals support Olusegun Obasanjo of the People’s Democratic Party. We confronted him basically because of the way he had attacked a youth at the time and his mother for bringing up how the pastor was making this youth to feel. And having found her way into Winners Chapel, she suggested to me one day that it was necessary we took our marriage to God since we hadn't a proper wedding. I left Calvary Chapel church on Mother’s Day. This is also why as a follower of Christ it is so important to know and learn Gods word so you see when something isn’t right.

– I was a woman ruled by fear. It’s like I seek man‘s favor as well, rather than the Lords. Most of my friends as well. You followed what God would have instructed you to handle this situation….you started by going to the leaders of the church for answers and none were given.

Seeing this in your personality it is understandable to me that at first you revered James correction and fell into compliance. When he called me again to know why I was sure God was going to bring him, I showed him John 6:44. My working title… “I thought I was a Christian, until I became a Christian.” For months— I […] Thanks for speaking up! Please see my link. I still had friends on the inside that I longed to remain friends with. I am sorry I am so late to discover this article but I had to respond to this comment. It takes a long time. Lina, I pray that God will heal those hurt by him and his abuse of authority. Lina, Don't let anyone ever talk you into taking Calvary Chapel off of your Web site. Lina has every right to speak her truth . Pentecostals and other evangelicals compete at various levels in the 1993 elections, with “priests, deacons, prophets, apostles and evangelists emerg[ing] as governors, deputy governors, local government chairmen and councilors.” In the 1990s, Benson Idahosa encourages Christians to push for political reform (Freston 2001: 185-88). (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';fnames[3]='MMERGE3';ftypes[3]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Copyright © 2020 Living With Power. Where there is no vision – and freedom – the people perish. Anil. see My Dream Church https://sites.google.com/site/mydreamchurch/, I would love to chat and learn more of what you are doing. Others have gone before you in challenging HBC to help pave the way and have paid the consequences for their courage. We too would pray and fast and seek the Lord as to what it was we could have done wrong as not one person from the church we had attended for years cared to find out where we were at. Jesus is still the great healer and restorer. By the time I left, I had discovered something dark about myself: I was a woman ruled by fear. Thank you Lina! Thank you for sharing and speaking truth Lina. My first two books were scheduled to be released smack in the middle of that summer, and I didn’t want to impact their potential – not to mention that James had agreed to write the forward on my first book.”. (+1) 202-419-4349 | Fax Were they unaware of what was happening behind the scenes? Designed and Developed by Stephen Suyanka, @2019 - All Right Reserved. needless to say she did not go back and found a great church she was able to become a part of during her college years. I would recommend A book Joy Starts Here and The Pandora Problem – Facing Narcissism in Leaders & Ourselves as helpful to possibly understand how what’s happened can be explained and perhaps bring healing and prevention as members move forward. I don’t really care what someone else thinks. This shall serve as a bookend to my previous piece Open Letter to My Church: Grace Chapel & Pastor Steve Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. But, that’s my opinion. Thank you for your openness and sharing! We are currently experiencing similar tragedy at HBC-Naples. Harvest woman’s Tuesday bible study group has not studied a book of the Bible in a couple of years. Your staying as long as you did – part of the clarity and power you’ve experienced in communicating what you’ve seen. It took months to get over the hurt he caused my husband and I.

and stay glued to founded and genuine monetary purchase services. Free of James’ fear. Often it was the leadership that lost track and influenced the group. Amen to that. Digital Decree #26 – The Men Running Around The Streets Waving Semi Automatic Weapons Decree. Only the two of them ever see the books. When the Church becomes the organization instead of the people, then it ceases to be the Church. Speaking the truth and not cowering in the corner. Hearing these stories has helped me to realize I left just when I was supposed to. I feel for those who are still there. It’s difficult to understand how people can now know what they know and still only criticize the ones that feel compelled to now share their story. While regret can’t look back, we now live in a different era than we did four years ago. Ezekiel 22:27: Her princes [leaders] within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain. Thank you and thank Lina. The flock are the casualties in all of this. Many were kicked out and shown the door. An alleged member of the Winners Chapel church was asked to leave the podium after asking why the church is mute over the ongoing #Endsars protest in Nigeria. Wow. Visiting Gyantse.

Ross, Ross, Will those men now be known for their “mark” as sinful followers of James? Be very careful Azaelea. But if they submit to the Healer, they will come out stronger. Thank you for this post. I’ve been blessed by your teaching and I’m wondering if I wouldn’t have heard your teaching as much had you stayed longer at Harvest. 1. I’m disappointed in your timing. I won’t make that mistake again.